Female suspect in Petersburg shooting arrested


PETERSBURG, Va. (WRIC) — The Petersburg Police Department has arrested a female suspect wanted in connection with a shooting that critically injured one person on March 26.

Ayanna “Ya Ya” Walker was taken into custody on charges of malicious wounding, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, possession of a firearm by convicted felon, and shooting a firearm in commission of a felony.

The incident occurred in the 900 block of Halifax Street in Petersburg. When on the scene, police found a male victim with multiple gunshot wounds and in critical condition. The victim remains in the hospital.

Walker is being held without bond pending her appearance in court.

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